Cybersecurity Architect in Charlotte, NC at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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Cybersecurity Architect Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Cybersecurity Architect for an opportunity with a client in Charlotte, NC. As a member of the Cybersecurity Architecture and Assessment Team, the Sr. Security OT Architect will provide security solution architecture services across the client's Operational Technology Environment. Helps set and maintain policies, procedures, and standards for network buildouts and updates. Plan for security requirements and provide analysts and IT staff guidance to secure design and architecture, solution placement and configurations and effectively managing risks / threats. Ensures that the stakeholder security requirements necessary to protect the organization's mission and business processes are adequately addressed in all aspects of enterprise architecture including reference models, segment and solution architectures, and the resulting systems supporting those missions and business processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, MIS or other degrees with high level understanding of Operational Technology principles, network and application security and information systems
  • Minimum 5 years directly related experience in Cybersecurity with significant experience in designing and implementing OT security solutions with expert knowledge of Operational Technology, platform, application, storage, network, and virtualization. Experience in PLC, SCADA, HMI system design and testing
  • In Lieu of Bachelor's Degree, minimum 9 years in Cybersecurity with significant experience in designing and implementing OT security solutions, military information security and/or system administration role
  • Expert knowledge in OT security solution architecture design and implementation
  • Expert in 3 or more of the 10 security domains
  • Access Control Systems and Methodology
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Security Management Practices
  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Law, Investigation, and Ethics
  • Application and Systems Development Security
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Operations Security
  • Physical Security
  • Expert in assessing network and system designs for IT systems as well as OT systems
  • CCIA, CCNP, CCNA, CompTIA Network+ or other highly recognized network / security systems certifications CISSP certification required
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Skill in designing multi-level security/cross domain solutions.
  • Ability to design architectures and frameworks.
  • Ability to think like threat actors.
  • Identify and prioritize critical business functions in collaboration with organizational stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • Skill in discerning the protection needs (i.e., security controls) of information systems and networks.
  • Skill to identify cybersecurity and privacy issues that stem from connections with internal and external customers and partner organizations.
  • Skill in determining how a security system should work (including its resilience and dependability capabilities) and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes.
  • Knowledge and experience in Security Policy writing and governance responsibilities
  • Working knowledge of Cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF
  • Travel 20-30%
  • U.S. citizens/Green card ONLY due to government or federal requirement.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) such as SCADA, DMS, PLCs
  • Plant, factory floor, or utility experience
  • Familiarity with ICS vendors such as GE, Siemens, Schweitzer, ABB, Schneider
  • Experience with passive monitoring solutions such as SilentDefense, CyberX, or Dragos Suite

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.